Designed and curated to appeal to book lovers everywhere, Macmillan Collector’s Library editions are small enough to travel with you and striking enough to take pride of place on your bookshelf. These much-loved literary classics also make the perfect gift. Beautifully produced with gilt edges, a ribbon marker, bespoke illustrated cover and real cloth binding, every Macmillan Collector’s Library hardback adheres to the same high production values.


Receive a beautifully curated book every month for 6 or 12 months - the perfect gift to yourself or a friend.


Why the classics now?

We’re seeing in the industry, a growth of beautifully designed books I suspect as a reaction to the ephemeral nature of ebooks. Macmillan Collector’s Library books are beautifully designed, pocket-sized hardcover classics produced to the highest quality.   What’s on the outside is an indication of what’s on the inside - the very best stories that have stood the test of time. 


What’s the demand?

Classics have always been in demand with a range of price points and formats available from cheap paperbacks to a growing offering of expensive hardcovers.  In recent years we’ve seen the success of newly discovered classics such as Stoner or Suite Française.  These are mature books with profound truths which both in their own way allow the reader to travel back to a particular culture or place.  And of course costume dramas in film and television continue to delight with magnificent series such as War and Peace and the highly imaginative Dickensian and remakes of great favourites such as Poldark. 


What can people learn from reading the classics?

Reading the classics gives people the chance to reroot themselves in the best stories.  Books become classics because they have stood the test of time.  These stories endure and retain relevance to the modern world.  Classics may seem dated in terms of their language and social systems but they endure because they are still relevant today in terms of the big themes like love, loss and dealing with adversity.

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